9 days in North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Fort Wayne
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Fort Wayne

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Biltmore Estate, then gain insight at Folk Art Center, and then take a memorable drive along Blueridge Parkway.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary builder tool .

Fort Wayne to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore

3
nights
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Parasailing & Paragliding. Escape the urban bustle at Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Fishing Charters & Tours.

Before you visit Hilton Head, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Asheville to Hilton Head in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Hilton Head is a bit warmer than Asheville - with highs of 81°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Explore hidden gems such as Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area and Folly Beach Public Beach. Get outdoors at Charleston Tea Plantation and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Michael's Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Folly Beach, Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, Charleston Tea Plantation
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